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Review: Scouting for Girls, Everybody Wants To Be On TV

Scouting For Girls is a trio (guitar/keyboards, bass, drums) out of London.  Everybody Wants To Be On TV is their second album.  They have achieved success in the UK where their first album briefly reached number one in the charts.

I haven’t been listening to much of this type of music lately and perhaps that is the problem.  Scouting For Girls sounds to me like a band with a desperate desire to have their songs featured during the last minute of some crappy TV show.  It’s all pop hooks, overwrought emotion, and yearning choruses and, at least to me, it sounds like a zillion other bands who are grinding the same career path.  Opening track “This Ain’t a Love Song” is a solid track with a good vocal hook for a chorus but once you’ve heard it you’ve heard just about everything the band has to offer.

Somewhere there is an industrial plant that churns out these bands and the songs they play on a monthly schedule.  If you blew it up, they’d just build another one because this is what the big musak business is all about.

“This Ain’t A Love Song”

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07/14/2010 - Posted by | CD reviews, music, music reviews | , , , ,

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